Platinum Games’ Bayonetta 2 will launch exclusively for Wii U, because it’s being published by Nintendo. Atsushi Inaba, executive director at Platinum Games, confirmed that Bayonetta 2 would simply not exist without Nintendo’s help. Because the Wii U is a brand-new console, Inaba and team enjoy developing the game for it.
“We are not viewing this as a change of platform. We were looking for a partner to create Bayonetta 2 and Nintendo was a strong, cooperative partner that was willing to create and grow Bayonetta 2 together [with us]. As a result the platform became the Wii U.”
“Because of the Wii U GamePad, we are putting extra thought into how to use these differentiating features. There’s a difference in the game design side, but we are enjoying the challenges of creating games for new hardware.”